Stop and Smell the Roses

There is something to be said about a long, peaceful, uninterrupted sleep. This heavy eyelid, lucid dreaming brand of sleep is made possible by the prospect of waking to your internal clock. Its side effects include (but are not limited to) – a clear mind, a calm heart and unlimited patience.

Unfortunately, this seemingly simple state is not easily achieved due to day-to-day stressors. A fast-paced, deadline driven day often results in tired eyes, teeth grinding and overall restlessness. 

During my time off of work, I’m reintroducing myself to life’s simple pleasures – An interesting book, a new journal, good company…

Sometimes it takes life forcing you to slow down to realize how quickly you were rushing through it. That’s the case with me, at least. It will be nice to return to a routine with the simple reminder to stop and smell the roses, ideally with all of the beautiful people who have sent them my way.